On Sunday, there were no major surprises in Manchester. As winter comes, the house across the street is on fire once more, and Manchester City are threatening to motor. All of this is very normal fare.
With December approaching and City having taken leagues away from those around them in recent seasons under Pep Guardiola, this is the fun zone for them.
Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of City’s humiliating defeat against Tottenham, which came just days after Guardiola had signed his new contract and left the players unsure of their future. Following that, the team went on to win 28 games in a row and set new records. With a few games to spare, they won their third title in four years.
Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte (sub Ake 76), Cancelo; Rodri, Gundogan, Bernardo; Sterling, Palmer (sub McAtee 87), Foden (sub Mahrez 58)
Subs not used: Steffen (GK), Carson (GK), Dias, Jesus, Zinchenko, Fernandinho
Goals: Sterling 44, Rodri 55, Bernardo 86
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Everton (4-2-3-1): Pickford; Coleman, Godfrey, Keane, Digne; Allan (sub Onyango 90), Delph (sub Rondon 63); Gray (sub Iwobi 17), Townsend, Gordon; Richarlison
Subs not used: Begovic (GK), Kenny, Tosun, Gmabin, Branthwaite, Simms
Manager: Rafa Benitez
Source: Daily Mail